Spotlight

De Rossi: “I’m home”

Since his arrival as dean of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry in January, Scott S. De Rossi has made it a point to be a visible presence. He routinely spends lunch hours in the dental school atrium talking with students, faculty and staff, and is a regular visitor to…

Well Said: Low-content food labels

Those low-fat and no-sugar labels in the grocery store may not be leading consumers to healthier options after all. In this week’s episode, we talk about the low-content food labels and their claims with Lindsey Smith Taillie, a research assistant professor in the department of nutrition at UNC’s Gillings School of Global Public Health and…

Final Four send-off

Lee and Kayla Chambliss drove eight hours from New Jersey to stand outside the Dean Smith Center on Tuesday evening. But it wasn’t for a game. It was for two minutes of cheering as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s men’s basketball team headed to Phoenix for the program’s 20th Final Four appearance.…

From classroom to competition

When tasked with conceiving a new business for their Introduction to Entrepreneurship class, five Carolina students decided to tap into the annoyance that many college students face — doing laundry in their residence halls. “Whenever you take your clothes out, sometimes they’re not dry enough or sometimes they’re too hot so they shrink,” said Nicolas…

UNC celebrates University Research Week

What does it mean to be a student at a leading global public research university? The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is showcasing the culture and community of research across disciplines as it celebrates its first-ever University Research Week from March 27-31. A variety of in-class and public activities and events have been…

Moving parts

It may appear as though giant spinning tops have invaded Carolina’s campus, but there is actually some artistic strategy behind the whimsical structures. “Los Trompos,” an Ackland Art Museum exhibition, kicks off the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Arts Everywhere initiative. A creation by Mexican furniture designers Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena, “Los Trompos”…

The Tar Heels are headed to the Final Four

Tie game, after Malik Monk’s three-pointer fell through the net with 7.2 seconds to play. Theo Pinson streaks down the right side of the court, then cuts toward the middle. De’Aaron Fox and Derek Willis follow him into the lane. Pinson tosses the ball to Luke Maye. Step back, feet set, rise, shot. The Wildcats’…

Standing together for hope

On Friday evening, more than 1,800 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill students will come together to stand – and dance – for 24 hours to help the patients of UNC Children’s hospital. The Carolina for the Kids Foundation’s 19th annual UNC Dance Marathon begins at 7 p.m. in Fetzer Gymnasium. The participants have pledged…

Water, water – and arts – everywhere

Hans Paerl, Kenan Professor of Marine and Environmental Sciences, dressed to impress for his presentation at the March 23 meeting of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. Flipping the bottom of his colorful tie at the trustees, Paerl told them, “I’m wearing a tie with blue-green algae on it.” Paerl’s…

A dog in the dugout

Carolina baseball has a new teammate this year, but this member has four legs, not two. REMINGTON, a 2-year-old golden retriever, is Carolina’s first athletics training room assistance dog. He’s also the first in the ACC. REMINGTON’s official title is psychiatric medical alert facility rehabilitation service dog. He works with Terri Jo Rucinski, coordinator of…